• Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH

Who should try ketamine therapy? What does it feel like?

The hype around psychedelic drug therapy has put the spotlight on ketamine. The Washington Post's Rachel Zimmerman answers 10 common questions.

Ketamine is an anesthetic used to sedate both humans and pets, and it’s a favorite of partygoers seeking a psychedelic high. Now it’s also the subject of an enormous amount of interest as a fast-acting treatment for depression and other serious mental health conditions.


Despite all the buzz about ketamine’s therapeutic potential, people remain confused about how it works and how to find a doctor who prescribes it. We interviewed psychiatrists, other experts and patients to answer 10 common reader questions about ketamine. Here’s what they had to say.

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